My academic life commenced in North London where I gained a BSc (hons) Psychology degree at Middlesex University. On completion of my degree I started my career in mental health. I worked for a number of Third sector organisations including; Mind in Birmingham and Rethink. I became employed in my current job with SACMHF in 2002 where I introduced a programme of change and transformation. Certain of the changes I led included increased and mixed income streams, implementation of ISO 9001 Quality Standard, increased service delivery, wider geographical reach and embedded user involvement and participation. I achieved a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Wolverhampton University in 2012 which helped to cement some business acumen!
I have previously held roles as Trustee for the then African Caribbean Health Improvement Programme in Sandwell, a former member of a Regional Implementation Group for the West Midlands region which worked on the wider recommendations from the Breaking the Circles of Fear report and an Advisor for the Foundation for Social Improvement, Small Business Advice Hub.
Currently I am a Director of a local Consortia, Communities in Sync, where SACMHF is a consortium member and I am an Advisory Board member for Healthwatch Sandwell.